UNDERWATER LED SQUID LIGHT

 

Squid. I don’t need to tell our readers what a fantastic asset they are. Just about essential, when chasing jewfish. Deadly on snapper. Preferred over everything else, by kings. Here in Sydney right now we are experiencing a good run of kingfish inside the Harbour. If you can find squid, you will score a kingfish. If you can’t find squid, you won’t find kingfish. Kayden Dhyon found both last week:

 

 

Hi mate, went out today out of Tunks Park. Managed 10 good squid and went out to the spot you mentioned but had no luck so we went back and tried around different moorings around the spit and managed 3 nice ones and released a couple rats. Biggest was 88cm

 

 

Squid are so essential to kingfish success that a lot of big king specialists now spend the night before fishing on the water. That is, taking the sleeping bag and air mattress along. Why? Because squid are so much easier to catch at night:

 

 

Squid - and the small fish they prey on – are attracted to light. Which is why commercial squid boats have giant lighting arrays:

 

 

Some of our rec angler clients are copying the technique – in a small way, of course. Here’s Craig Till showing some good ol’ Aussie inventiveness.

 

 

Hi Andy I saw your light the other night thought I would try my one i used a pool noodle to float the light and lead sinker to hold it straight and it will also follow the tide . Here is a pic

 

 

So these overnighter fishos drift under well lit bridges or whatever, and bag out on squid. In a way you never could, during the day. The downside being that for a lot of busy blokes it’s not easy to find time to spend a night – as well as most of the next day – on the water. What if there was an easier way??

 

Meet our new underwater squid light. An amazing bit of gear:

 

 

 

Here’s how effective green lights can be:

 

 

 

Specifications on our lights are impressive:

 

Underwater squid light

LEDs colour: green

Lifespan: 50,000 hours continuous

Weight: 400g

5 side panels, gives 360 degree view

Voltage: 12-24V

Power: 8 watts

Cord: 7 metres with copper alligator clips

Brightness: 900 lumens

Dimensions: 180 x 30mm, easy to store

No. of LEDs 180 (5 sides, 36 per side)

0.9 amp draw, runs 8 times longer than equivalent output Halogen lamp

Price: $55

Delivery: $10, to anywhere in Australia

 

They only arrived last week so two nights later we headed down to Balmoral wharf about 9:00PM. I set the green LED squid light off the end and powered it up with one of our 12V 7AH batteries. After about 15 minutes there were hundreds of tiny baitfish slowly circling the light, with more arriving every minute.

 

 

Around the 30 minute point a couple of squid appeared, one of them big. I had my Yamashita jig set about 3 metres from the light. That one's caught a lot of squid but they ignored it. Instead, they charged through the baitfish cloud every minute or two. My squid jig was 2-3 times the size of the baitfish. We were gone in under an hour because it was pretty chilly and my wife was getting cold. I posted the videos to Facebook and our keener clients ordered straight away. Positive feedback arriving already:

 

 

Here’s how its’ worked, for one of our canny clients:

 

1.       Purchase cheap plastic laundry hamper, from ALDI or K-Mart;

2.       Head down to your local well lit jetty or bridge, after dark;

3.       Lower light into the water and connect to battery;

4.       Baitfish will appear first, and then squid. They get very excited, by the light;

5.       Catch them in the usual way, using a small squid jig;

6.       Put them in the laundry basket – which has the top held on, with some cable ties;

7.       When you’ve caught enough squid lower the basket down beside a pylon and tie it off with a dark coloured rope or something that’s not too obvious;

8.       Go home and have a good nights’ sleep in your own bed;

9.       Next morning launch the boat and get to the wharf early to collect your baits.

 

 

Note that, if you can’t find any jewies kings or snapper with your squid, the squid themselves make a delicious meal:

 

 

 

We’ve had an amazing response, with clients reporting good results already:

 

Andrew - keen to order one of the new squid lights please. Happy to pick up. Couldn't see them on your shop yet. Cheers Richard

 

Hi Andrew, Wanting to buy one of your new underwater Squid lights, plus delivery.

 

Could you let me know when the green ones come into stock please.

 

I will take a green one when they come in andy

 

I’m interested to get one too . Let me know when they arrive andy

 

Put me down for one green please.

 

100% would get a green one cheers

 

How do I order a green one

 

Put me down for 2 please Andrew

 

The green lights are red hot with squid

I have 4 which i use on both sides of the boat

Light up about 20ft circle around the entire 21ft 210 Outrage

 

 Andy, I'll definitely take a green light mate. If you can post up a 'How to order' I'll jump on it straight away mate. Thanks heaps.

Like to try one? Here’s how:

 

1. go to https://paypal.me/downrigger, type in $65, log in to your PayPal account and send me the money. It's PayPal, so it's easier and more secure than cash. Don’t have a PayPal account? That's OK. It's quick and easy to sign up. Price includes delivery;

 

2. Call with your credit card numbers and delivery address;

 

3. Email for our EFT details.

 

One last request, if not too much to ask? Let me know how you go. Squid have worked for us:

 

 

And I’m sure they’ll work for you too:

 

8 one on board

 

Thanks for reading,

 

Andrew Hestelow

Managing Director

 

 

 

Squid. I don’t need to tell our readers what a fantastic asset they are. Just about essential, when chasing jewfish. Deadly on snapper. Preferred over everything else, by kings. Here in Sydney right now we are experiencing a good run of kingfish inside the Harbour. If you can find squid, you will score a kingfish. If you can’t find squid, you won’t find kingfish. Kayden Dhyon found both last week:

 

 

Hi mate, went out today out of Tunks Park. Managed 10 good squid and went out to the spot you mentioned but had no luck so we went back and tried around different moorings around the spit and managed 3 nice ones and released a couple rats. Biggest was 88cm

 

 

Squid are so essential to kingfish success that a lot of big king specialists now spend the night before fishing on the water. That is, taking the sleeping bag and air mattress along. Why? Because squid are so much easier to catch at night:

 

 

Squid - and the small fish they prey on – are attracted to light. Which is why commercial squid boats have giant lighting arrays:

 

 

Some of our rec angler clients are copying the technique – in a small way, of course. Here’s Craig Till showing some good ol’ Aussie inventiveness.

 

 

Hi Andy I saw your light the other night thought I would try my one i used a pool noodle to float the light and lead sinker to hold it straight and it will also follow the tide . Here is a pic

 

 

So these overnighter fishos drift under well lit bridges or whatever, and bag out on squid. In a way you never could, during the day. The downside being that for a lot of busy blokes it’s not easy to find time to spend a night – as well as most of the next day – on the water. What if there was an easier way??

 

Meet our new underwater squid light. An amazing bit of gear:

 

 

 

Here’s how effective green lights can be:

 

 

 

Specifications on our lights are impressive:

 

Underwater squid light

LEDs colour: green

Lifespan: 50,000 hours continuous

Weight: 400g

5 side panels, gives 360 degree view

Voltage: 12-24V

Power: 8 watts

Cord: 7 metres with copper alligator clips

Brightness: 900 lumens

Dimensions: 180 x 30mm, easy to store

No. of LEDs 180 (5 sides, 36 per side)

0.9 amp draw, runs 8 times longer than equivalent output Halogen lamp

Price: $55

Delivery: $10, to anywhere in Australia

 

They only arrived last week so two nights later we headed down to Balmoral wharf about 9:00PM. I set the green LED squid light off the end and powered it up with one of our 12V 7AH batteries. After about 15 minutes there were hundreds of tiny baitfish slowly circling the light, with more arriving every minute.

 

 

Around the 30 minute point a couple of squid appeared, one of them big. I had my Yamashita jig set about 3 metres from the light. That one's caught a lot of squid but they ignored it. Instead, they charged through the baitfish cloud every minute or two. My squid jig was 2-3 times the size of the baitfish. We were gone in under an hour because it was pretty chilly and my wife was getting cold. I posted the videos to Facebook and our keener clients ordered straight away. Positive feedback arriving already:

 

 

Here’s how its’ worked, for one of our canny clients:

 

1.       Purchase cheap plastic laundry hamper, from ALDI or K-Mart;

2.       Head down to your local well lit jetty or bridge, after dark;

3.       Lower light into the water and connect to battery;

4.       Baitfish will appear first, and then squid. They get very excited, by the light;

5.       Catch them in the usual way, using a small squid jig;

6.       Put them in the laundry basket – which has the top held on, with some cable ties;

7.       When you’ve caught enough squid lower the basket down beside a pylon and tie it off with a dark coloured rope or something that’s not too obvious;

8.       Go home and have a good nights’ sleep in your own bed;

9.       Next morning launch the boat and get to the wharf early to collect your baits.

 

 

Note that, if you can’t find any jewies kings or snapper with your squid, the squid themselves make a delicious meal:

 

 

 

We’ve had an amazing response, with clients reporting good results already:

 

Andrew - keen to order one of the new squid lights please. Happy to pick up. Couldn't see them on your shop yet. Cheers Richard

 

Hi Andrew, Wanting to buy one of your new underwater Squid lights, plus delivery.

 

Could you let me know when the green ones come into stock please.

 

I will take a green one when they come in andy

 

I’m interested to get one too . Let me know when they arrive andy

 

Put me down for one green please.

 

100% would get a green one cheers

 

How do I order a green one

 

Put me down for 2 please Andrew

 

The green lights are red hot with squid

I have 4 which i use on both sides of the boat

Light up about 20ft circle around the entire 21ft 210 Outrage

 

 Andy, I'll definitely take a green light mate. If you can post up a 'How to order' I'll jump on it straight away mate. Thanks heaps.

Like to try one? Here’s how:

 

1. go to https://paypal.me/downrigger, type in $65, log in to your PayPal account and send me the money. It's PayPal, so it's easier and more secure than cash. Don’t have a PayPal account? That's OK. It's quick and easy to sign up. Price includes delivery;

 

2. Call with your credit card numbers and delivery address;

 

3. Email for our EFT details.

 

One last request, if not too much to ask? Let me know how you go. Squid have worked for us:

 

 

And I’m sure they’ll work for you too:

 

8 one on board

 

Thanks for reading,

 

Andrew Hestelow

Managing Director